Every high school student-athlete dreams of playing professionally even in college and also dreams of being selected for full time athletic scholarships to the reputed colleges. There are so many talented student-athletes who apply for sports scholarships every year and make their dream come true. However , just being the most talented athlete is not enough to make this dream. You would need to provide extra effort on it.Actually , during these days , most of the colleges provide only a partial scholarship to the students. Very few , if any , athletic programs have enough money to provide full scholarships to the student-athletes. It is the common reality. As a result the competition is really high. So if you want to get succeeded in any of the athletic scholarships programs , then you have to prove yourself among the thousands of competitors. You have to make a proper plan and you have to follow the plan. Here are some tips on how you will prepare for a sports scholarship:Take care about your academic score: There is a common misconception that academic score doesn’t matter in an athletic scholarship program. However , it is really important to secure the required grade score in order to get the scholarship. So realistically , most of the colleges provide only a portion of the total cost of the college education. However , if you have good grades and SAT scores , you can receive academic scholarships that can combine to offer a much larger amount of money.Academic scores also matters if you want to beat a close competitors. Suppose , a coach has to recruit from two athletes and one of them has comparatively good grade scores than the other one , obviously the coach will recruit the student with good grade score. Most of the high school athletes think that only their athletic skill will take care of everything in the athletic recruiting process. However , this can be a huge mistake , so start to focus on it from the very first day when you start preparing for the athletic scholarships.Know about the guidelines before the deadline: You should remember that every college sport has different deadlines before the coaches can make official visits with recruits according to NCAA guidelines. You should check the NCAA websites to follow the guidelines and start to contact the schools that you are interested in.Start recording video and stats: You can record a video of your game including highlights and detailed statistics. You can also compile a short five or six minute video with a full game or event in a separate file. You should also include your height , weight , contact information , GPA , plus any awards and honors you have received , in the video. You can carry this to the athletic recruiting program and show it to the recruiter.Ask your coaches for help: High school coaches can offer you great resources for your recruitment efforts. You can ask them for help , but you should not expect any kind of partiality from them in the recruiting process.These tips are really helpful and you should keep these in your mind. At the same time , it is also true that you have to do your own marketing.Most of the colleges provide only a partial scholarship to the students. Very few , if any , athletic programs have enough money to provide full scholarships to the student-athletes. It is the common reality. As a result the competition is really high. So if you want to get succeeded in any of the athletic scholarships programs , then you have to prove yourself among the thousands of competitors.